Sterigenics will pay $408 million to resolve more than 800 ethylene oxide lawsuits filed over leaks from its defunct Willowbrook, Illinois facility.
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BP Medical Ethylene Oxide Emissions from Utah Plant Cause Long-Term Cancer Concerns Among Area Residents
The EPA warns long-term emissions from a BD Medical manufacturing facility in Utah may carry long-term cancer risks for those living nearby.
An Illinois jury has awarded a woman $363 million following a trial over allegations exposure to Sterigenics ethylene oxide leaks caused her to develop breast cancer.
The first Sterigenics lawsuit over ethylene oxide releases has begun in an Illinois court.
EPA Plans New Regulations on Ethylene Oxide Following Leaks, Health Concerns Linked to Medical Sterilization Process
The EPA says it soon plans to introduce new air pollution regulations for ethylene oxide, a toxic chemical used in the sterilization of medical equipment.
A Missouri manufacturing facility reports having spilled more than 1,200 pounds of ethylene oxide earlier this month in the latest of a series of leaks reported nationwide.
A lawsuit by residents of Augusta, Georgia claims a local medical device sterilization facility failed to warn them about massive ethylene oxide leaks for years, which they say are responsible…
A new report warns the EPA is not committed to adequately addressing risks from plants which manufacture the ethylene oxide gas used in medical gas sterilizers, which could put communities…
A new study finds that deaths from chemicals commonly used in paint strippers has increased in recent years, leading researchers to call for the removal of methylene chloride as a…
Emissions From Sterigenics, Becton Dickinson Plants Caused Cancer, 200 Plaintiffs Say In New Lawsuit
At least 200 plaintiffs have filed new lawsuits against Sterigenics and Becton, Dickinson Bard, saying toxic releases of ethylene oxide gas from medical device sterilization plants in the Atlanta area…
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